According to Dmitry Peskov, a spokesman for the Kremlin, if Ukraine wants the war to end, it must accede to all of Russia’s demands.
Peskov was asked if he was aware of a 15-point peace plan put forth by the publication The National Interest last week when speaking to reporters in Moscow on Thursday.
The article outlines several scenarios that must occur for hostilities to end. These included Russia withdrawing its military forces to their pre-invasion positions, Ukraine declaring itself permanently neutral, and Moscow supporting Kyiv’s EU aspirations.
Peskov replied that the article was unknown to the Kremlin and that only after Ukraine “fulfills all the requirements of the Russian side” would a peaceful end to the conflict be possible.
Peskov responded, “Ukraine knows everything very well,” when asked to specify what these were, according to news agency Interfax. The Ukrainian foreign ministry has been contacted by Newsweek for comment.
This is a developing story.